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Flying the flag for 100 years of Cub Scouts

posted 28 Jun 2016, 08:20 by Stu Bennett   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 08:25 ]
Youngsters from across Cramlington, Blyth, Seaton Sluice, Seaton Delaval are celebrating a milestone within The Scout Association as 2016 see’s the centenary of Cub Scouts.

To celebrate this special birthday Cubs from across Blyth Valley Scout District created a very special flag which includes the neckerchiefs of all ten groups in the local area. On Saturday 25th June 2016 they gathered outside Concordia Leisure Centre in Cramlington to celebrate and raise the flag high in the sky. The flag is currently flying in the town square with the words ‘100 years of Cub Scouts’ in huge letters along with all the different coloured neckerchiefs that have been sewn on.

An exciting programme of adventure is in place to mark this very special birthday and special many challenges and adventures are to take place. In December Cubs across the UK and indeed across the world will be expected to renew their Cub Scout Promise at the very same time that the first ever Cub Scouts made theirs to Robert Baden Powell, the organisations founder back in 1916.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls commented, “I am excited to see numbers continue to rise across the UK and the big reason for this are the adventures made possible by the amazing volunteers from your local area. Whether it’s the opportunity to be involved with some incredible adventures, learn practical life, outdoor and teamwork skills, or helping to improve their local communities Scouts and Volunteers have a brilliant time!”

Marylyn Grimshaw, a volunteer Cub Leader from Cramlington who helped organise the event added “It’s fantastic to see our flag flying high in Cramlington and hopefully it will be viewed by hundreds of residents passing by. A big thank you to Active Northumberland for helping us to celebrate this fantastic occasion in style.”

Scouting is shaped by young people in partnership with adults and we are always looking for new volunteers, so if you fancy a go why not join the adventure at www.scouts.org.uk/join.

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